Through a Looking Glass: Colonial and Colonial Revival Hope Lodge

An avenue of overarching trees leads from the road to the house which stands on a slight rise. A little to the west is St. Thomas’s Hill, thrice held by soldiers during the Revolutionary struggle. In front, to the north across the pike, the Wissahickon winds through peaceful meadows and beyond rises the long slope of wood-crowned Militia Hill – every rood of land full of historic...
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Hope Lodge Farm Egg Carton

With his purchase in 1922 of Hope Lodge in Fort Washington, Montgomery County, a magnificent example of Georgian architecture built for wealthy Quaker entrepreneur Samuel Morris (1709-1770) in the 1740s, William L. Degn (1860-1940) joined the ranks of southeastern Pennsylvania’s gentlemen farmers. These men made their livelihoods in business and industry but maintained country houses on...
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